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Posted on 11. Apr, 2013 by B3.
Finnish climber Nalle Hukkataival has made an ascent of Klem Loskot’s Bugeleisen V14 at Maltatal, Austria. Well done. Bugeleisen climbs a striking, dark shield of rock with small crimps and powerful gastons. Not only is it one of the best hard problems in the world, it has remained arguably unrepeated for almost 13 years (partially [...]
Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by B3.
It isn’t so often that climbers do something to step away from their own selfish desires to climb the next cool route, or sickest new boulder problem, but I wanted to bring to your attention a great organization the steps drastically away from that, called Climbers Against Cancer. I asked Shauna Coxsey, the 2012 British [...]
Posted on 12. Mar, 2013 by B3.
A few days ago Dave Graham once again made the FA of the hardest problem at Elkland, aka The Nicky’s Boulders, aka The Billiards in Estes Park. The Bridge of Ashes V15 is the newest addition in a long line of well documented hard problems that now exist in Colorado. Well done. Dave spent a [...]
Posted on 21. Feb, 2013 by B3.
DPM has posted a fascinating video from NY, where a person is shown hammering away at rock. It’s safe to assume his intention is to climb it. It’s hard to know all of the details but it is sad to see such destructive behavior of a finite resource on public land. I have and continue [...]
Posted on 30. Jan, 2013 by B3.
Last night Daniel Woods climbed possibly one of the harder things ever climbed inside, The Bubble Wrap Problem at CATS. Here is the video, produced by CATS guru James O’Connor. It’s a great effort on Daniel’s part and I think it brings up several interesting points, particularly with the attention this ascent has garnered on [...]
Posted on 28. Jan, 2013 by B3.
Sunday I went to Moraine Park, which partially burned in a forest fire this fall and winter. There were a number of known projects I wanted to check out, a number of boulders with potential projects I wanted to look at, and several established boulders I wanted to put some more effort into. At the [...]
Posted on 25. Jan, 2013 by B3.
Unfortunate news out of Rocklands, South Africa. A lightning fire has burned most or all of the classic bouldering around Pakhuis Pass. More info from Climbing.co.za. Not only does this fire probably dramatically affect the amazing boulders in the area, but the beautiful flora and fauna are destroyed as well. The fire even took the [...]
Posted on 22. Jan, 2013 by B3.
Recently Dave Graham went to Red Rocks and made the second ascent of the stunning Meadowlark Lemon V15, first climbed by Paul Robinson in 2012. This is a beautiful problem, and I have much respect for Paul’s efforts. Dave also climbed a number of classics in the area, including Wet Dream V12 FA Ethan Pringle [...]